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PRISTINE Selmer Paris Super Action 80 Alto Sax - Serial # 380100

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Our Price: $ 3,495.00

Product ID: 380100SelmerSA80Alto

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This is a pristine, nearly immaculate example of a first series Selmer Paris Super Action 80 alto sax, with the nice round serial number of 380100. This alto has obviously not been played much over its life; it came to us from the original owner, in all original pads and having been sitting in a closet for the last couple decades. We're going to repad it up right and make sure it comes to its next owner ready to go for a long time to come.


Physically, the sax is as clean as they come. The original lacquer is in the solid 99% range with only some scratching here and there, but no serious lacquer wear. There's a couple tiny pings from light use, which we will remove during our overhaul, but no previous repairs, including no resolders or dent work. The original neck has never been pulled down and shows all of the factory blue paint on the “S” of the octave key.


Our overhaul will include full disassembly and cleaning, all new pads and material, and using original style Selmer S80 metal domed resonators. We'll adjust key heights and spring tensions back to factory specs, and will arrive to you playing (and feeling) like a new horn again.


Currently blowing through some leaks, you can still get a sense of the warmth and color this alto is capable of. I can't wait to give it a spin once our work is complete. With the rising prices of vintage Mark VI's and even current production Series II's, these Series I horns are a great option to get into a Selmer Paris alto at a more budget friendly price.